26 Jun

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak

IIt’s celebration time! Eid is here finally!! Eid –ul-Fitr literally means breaking the fast, it occurs on the first day of Shawwal according to the Lunar Calendar. The holy month of Ramzan has been observed where the followers of Islam have practiced fasting, sacrifice, and spiritual reflection. Self-restraint has been put to test and now it’s time to reap the reward!

There is a lot to learn from this festival, Eid means happiness, it teaches you to love to laugh and to be a better person than you already were, and of course, it is the time to indulge, and dare I say over indulge!

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The decorations, the clothes, the festivities all around, the good wishes and good karma and of course all that Biryani! Makes your heart sing with joy and happiness doesn’t it, well then don’t hold back!

Celebrations start with the “Chaand Raat”. Girls and boys scurrying to the tailor to collect their new clothes, and the tailors being what they are giving a whole lot of excuses for not giving the outfits in time, it is almost like a rite of passage that if you don’t fight with the “darzi” you miss out on a part of the custom!!

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Girls are enthusiastic about getting mehndi applied on their hands, the latest designs are chosen and executed and then begins the competition of who will have the darkest color once the mehndi dries out.

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The kids have a gala time decorating the house, there are so many ideas all over the internet one can adopt to decorate the house. String fairy lights all over the house, lanterns, and cut outs are another thing that kids could help out with. Let them decorate the house with what they represent Eid with, you will be surprised at their interpretation.

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All night the ladies of the family prep up for the day ahead. Yummy food is churned out and set aside for the morning.

The day starts with breaking the final fast, a standard is sheer khurma and then off for prayers. Families and neighbors gather for lunch and have a gala feast.

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In all the festivities and enjoyment the most admirable and honorable act on Eid is to give and donate to those persons who are less fortunate than us. It may be in the form of food, clothes or cash. Every devout Muslim makes it a point to share the enjoyment with the lesser fortunate strata of the society.

Another custom of Eid which everyone looks forward to is the Eidi. It is a gift given to the younger’s in the family in general but nowadays exchange of gifts amongst family and friends is very common, but it’s the kids and the younger members of the family who get spoilt silly, and they look forward to that too!

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With the evening rolling around, the gatherings and parties intensify; the kids make plans on how to spend their Eidi and what to do with it, in a lot of countries the Eid holiday stretches over a period of three days so the more the merrier!!!

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How do you plan to spend Eid this year? Do write to us and share your tips! Till then Eid Mubarak to one and all!!!

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